KINGSTON aka ERNIS – A1069294
Safe - 4-29-2017 Manhattan
KINGSTON aka ERNIS – A1069294
**RETURNED 04/21/2017, SAFER: EXPERIENCED HOME**
NEUTERED MALE, BLUE / WHITE, AMERICAN STAFF, 3 yrs
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDAVAI, HOLD RELEASED Reason COST
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 04/21/2017, From NY 10459, DueOut Date 04/28/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary DVM Intake Exam Estimated age:3 Microchip noted on Intake? y History : return Subjective: Observed Behavior – shy, avoids eye contact, allows exam Objective P = 80 R = wnl BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: clean teeth PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: heart murmur heart 2/6 ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: neutered MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: heart murmur Plan: monitor HM Prognosis: good/fair
A volunteer writes: Kingston joins us with an outstanding resume of a family dog; he lived respectfully with three young children, another large dog and isn’t bothered by cats. He’s housetrained when walked regularly, doesn’t guard his stuff, is “affectionate and playful”, and well behaved when left home alone. He’s a gorgeous boy, clearly well cared for as his coat gleams, his weight is perfect for his size, he takes treats super gently, and showed off his housetraining skills each time I took him out. Kingston literally means “of the King’s village” and he’s biding his time in our village until he finds yours. He’s shy and confused about this change in his life, but finally shows me a soft tail wag and comes in for some cuddling. Kingston does an amazing head tilt as I snap a couple of photos, and off leash in the yard he explores, raising his head often to feel the breeze on his face and listen to the birds chirp. A sensitive soul who has enjoyed the embrace of family life, his ‘village’, he’s waiting to enjoy that happiness again. An experienced home will give him the time to relax and discover all it’s delights and warmth. A cherished companion, a buddy with whom to play and cuddle…..come invite Kingston to be a part of your village today.
kingston had his tail tucked, quickly went into his kennel.
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile 04/21/17
Neutered, Owner Surrender
Previously lived with: Adults, children (ages one, three, and five), and another dog
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing
Behavior toward children: Relaxed, playful, and respectful
Behavior toward dogs: Relaxed and playful with the dog he lived with
Behavior toward cats: Not bothered by them
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Kingston is described as friendly, affectionate and playful with a high activity level.
SAFER ASSESSMENT: 4/23/17
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. His body posture is stiff and fearful, his tail is low and not moving. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is between his legs, body stiff, mouth closed.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body low, and a bit fearful.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy.
Summary: Kingston was fearful during his assessment, having a tense, trembling body and tucked tail. He did allow all handling.
4/23: When introduced off leash to dogs in the care center, Kingston appears nervous when approach and ignores further attempt from the greeter dog.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 4/21/17
During his initial medical exam, Kingston was tense but allowed handling.
We have no history on Kingston so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. However, he is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below)
_X_Fearful: Kingston is fearful at the care center. It is important to always go slow and give Kingston the option to walk away from any social interaction. Kingston should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Kingston’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Kingston would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to his new surroundings.
RTO – 04/09/2016
MALE, BLUE / WHITE, AMERICAN STAFF, 1 yr
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 04/03/2016, From NY 10459, DueOut Date04/06/2016
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary BARH scan negative mild tartar male intact clean EEN clean coat very nervous, resisted handling, tense NOSF
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